University of Westminster Men’s Basketball will feature in the BUCS South-Eastern Conference finals day for the first time in programme history on Wednesday 11th March 2020!
Westminster 1st will take on St Mary’s 1st for a chance to be crowned BUCS South-Eastern Conference Cup Champions!
🏆 BUCS South-Eastern Conference Cup
🏀 Men’s Basketball Finals
🐲 Westminster 1st vs St Mary’s 1st
📅 Wednesday 11th March 2020
⌚ Tip: 3pm
📍 Sport St Mary’s, Waldegrave Rd, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX
Road to Finals
University of Westminster
Westminster 1st have had to work from the bottom of the tournament, starting with UEL 4th which the Dragons set for a home record scoring BUCS win 152-57. In the 2nd Round, the Dragons saw out league rivals London South Bank 72-115.
The toughest challenges for Westminster would come in the following rounds. Dragons faced off with a tough Greenwich team, made up of National League players, securing an away win 108-123. The third straight cup game the Dragons hit the 100+ mark.
Westminster would host close league competitors Essex 2nd in am exciting quarter-final match-up. A tenacious late run from the Blades saw a game competed till the end, with the Dragons taking the W 93-84.
Kent 1st would be the next opponents for Westminster 1st, a team, the Dragons, have a rival history with when they were both competing in same division previously. However, Westminster proved too strong for Kent winning the game 113-73, to advance to finals day!
This achievement is the first time a sports team from the University of Westminster have reached the BUCS South-Eastern Conference Finals!
Westminster 1st BUCS Cup Run
- 1st Round – Westminster 1st 152-57 UEL 4th
- 2nd Round – LSBU 1st 72-115 Westminster 1st
- Last 16 – Greenwich 1st 108-123 Westminster 1st
- Quarter-Final – Westminster 1st 93-84 Essex 2nd
- Semi-Final – Westminster 1st 113-73 Kent 1st
St Mary’s University
After receiving a BYE into the 2nd Round, St Mary’s 1st defeated both Imperial 2nd and Portsmouth 2nd to advance to the final 8. With home-court advantage, they defeated Surrey 2nd with ease but found more difficulty in the semi-final when they played Westminster’s varsity rival University of West London.
Despite being in BUCS Division 5, the University of West London has a talented roster, defeating both Westminster 2nd (Cup game) and 3rd (league game) this season. St Mary’s proved their quality overcoming the Titans 85-81 to book a place to finals days, for the first time in their basketball club!
Recent university basketball success for St Mary’s including the team winning the BUCS Division 2A in 2015-16.
St Mary’s 1st BUCS Cup Run
- 1st Round – BYE
- 2nd Round – Imperial 2nd 31-68 St Mary’s 1st
- Last 16 – St Mary’s 1st 82-67 Portsmouth 2nd
- Quarter-Final – St Mary’s 1st 88-51 Surrey 2nd
- Semi-Final – St Mary’s 1st 85-81 West London 1st
Picture courtesy of Sport St Mary official website
The BUCS South-Eastern Conference Cup Men’s finals is scheduled for 3 pm tip at Sport St Mary’s, Waldegrave Rd, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX.
Hope to see all the support!